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Trucks Need Help Identifying Old T-maxx For Rebuild!

Discussion in 'Cars, Trucks, Boats' started by James Abbott, Jul 5, 2018.

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    Thank you. I can turn the wrenches. I just need a little help with the parts I need to get the truck running. Parts numbers for servos mainly. The rest is common sense to me. I have a diff and Axel's coming. The servo that handles the throttle is there. The 2055 that controls the steering it hooked up. The one next to it is gone. The reciver is gone. Judging by the dirt on the frame maybe it never had one.
     


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    You can take your current steering servo and put it in the reverse location so you have reverse on the truck. As for steering servo, I would not go with anything Traxxas, they are just not strong enough for that truck. I will see if I can find a good strong servo for the steering, but good and strong is not going to be cheap.
     
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    Sounds strange but dirt can be a useful tool for a mechanic.
     
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    I will go with your assessment of the truck. I have about a hundred bucks a month to play with. If it takes 6 months it takes 6 months. Thank you. The steering is hooked up. It seems to be working.
     
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    It will work, but if you are in grass and try to do a standing turn (truck not moving), that servo will barely move the wheels. But we will start with just getting it running first.
     
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    Wonderful. Please don't hesitate to say if I am being a pain. I am just a pebble in a big pond. I can start cleaning the truck now you know what i am up against. With your videos and my stubborn self I see a picture of what will be if I try hard enough. Your help are worth more than you know. Thanks.
     
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    I'm always happy to help. Just wish I could do multiple things at a time so I could help more lmao.
     
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    I found a 2.5 with pipe owb bell housing & ez start used dirty but seller said it's in decent shape and I paid 45.00 You said the block is worth 25.00 so I took a nap and rolled the bones. Pipe and ez start and carb is going to cost me more than that. Crazy train keeps moving.
     
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    I never said that, not about the 2.5 anyway, I did say it about the .15 though. Even if you have to put a piston and sleeve in it that is still a pretty good price.
     
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    Im old. I reserve the right to be confused. At least I am committed to the 2.5. I have about 120.00 in the project so far. I am doing okay I think 2 cartons of cigarettes cost more than that.
     
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    What matters in the end is that you had fun building it and you are having fun playing with it. So at this step, as long as you are having fun, it's worth it.
     
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    Much more to do. But I am sure I will know way more than someone who just buys a new one off the shelf and plays with the truck. I will know all about it. As a hobby it doesn't get better than that.
     
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    I have had some unique learning curves. It's been a trip I have it about 80% complete now. I have the 2.5 all rebuilt and new. Drive line is new from the wheels to tranny. Let the shocks sit overnight to get rid of the bubbles. Carb is rebuilt. I ran out of money. Got down to beer or parts. Going to get the .15 running too. All I have for now. Thanks again for your time and help. I already have a friend foaming at the mouth to see it run.
     
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    That is awesome! I'm glad to hear it is coming along nicely.
     
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